How to use the platform

Welcome to The Field Guide’s online platform.

In this group, you are joined by 10-15 peers of a similar background exploring the same content.

You will see on this platform an ordered list of lessons. Lessons will consist of either a story, a psychoeducation lesson, or a self-care exercise. As much as possible, we have developed audio and video content to ensure that all types of lessons are engaging and give you an option other than just reading.

Take the time to explore the content of each lesson. Read or watch the scientific lessons more than once. Pause and rewind the exercises as much as is comfortable for you.

When you are finished with a lesson, click on the “Complete Lesson” button in the top right corner of the lesson. On the menu, completed lessons will be labeled as “Done.” We strongly encourage you to go through the lessons in their indicated order. Some times, lessons towards the bottom of the menu will be “locked” until a certain date specified by your group’s facilitator. Once a lesson opens, though, it stays unlocked and easy to access into the future.

If any questions arise about the content of the videos, please write on the group’s activity wall, at the bottom of the page, so that the facilitator can respond. By asking content-related questions publicly on the group wall, you give an opportunity for the rest of the group to also benefit from the facilitator’s answer.

If you experience any technical difficulties with the platform, or if you have a more sensitive question that you would not like to share on the group’s activity wall, please use the InMail function to message your Community Manager directly. Community Managers have received additional training from Beyond Conflict and are primarily here to assist you with technical issues. Community Managers might not respond immediately, irrespective of the nature of your inquiry. If you are experiencing acute psychological distress, contact a mental health professional instead of your Community Manager. More information can be found at the end of this lesson.

Interested in accessing professional mental health care?

Emergency Services (24/7): dial 911

USA – National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

USA – Mental Health America directory for “warmlines” when you are not in an acute crisis, but would like to talk to someone and access more resources

USA- SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline: 1-877-SAMHSA7 (1-877-726-4727). Get general information on mental health and locate treatment services in your area. Speak to a live person, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

Find a therapist near you using Psychology Today’s finder: